2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Los Angeles

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.

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Baby Blues BBQ
12/20
Unassuming spot for ribs, barbecued chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket and seafood. See More
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
14/20
Relaxed downtown Long Beach venue serves up rare craft beers, haute bar food and gourmet barbecue. See More
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The Bear Pit
12/20
Since the 1950s, The Bear Pit has maintained a loyal following for its hickory-smoked barbecue, including baby-back ribs and generous sandwiches. See More
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Bludso's Bar-&-Que
13/20
A humble storefront serving well-regarded barbecue in Compton spawned a trendy hot-spot with a full bar. See More
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Boneyard Bistro
13/20
The loud atmosphere shouldn't deter diners from stopping in at this lively bistro that serves up loads of barbecue and ribs. See More

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Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler, Texas Barbecue
12/20
Tangy Texas hot links, way-above-average spareribs, tender chicken and juicy beef brisket. See More
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Gus's Barbecue
12/20
Reinvented barbecue classics in South Pasadena. See More

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Horse Thief
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Central Texas-style barbecue at downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market. See More
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J.R.'s
11/20
J.R.'s has built a brisk trade for its smoky, tender baby-back ribs. See More
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Maple Block Meat Company
13/20
Texas barbecue that is butchered, smoked and grilled right on the premises in Culver City. See More
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Red Hour at Crustacean Beverly Hills, CA.

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